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  • Workers Earning The Federal Minimum Wage
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    History of the Minimum Wage. 1938 -- The minimum wage was first enacted into law as part of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938. The original minimum wage applied to workers engaged in interstate commerce and the production of goods for interstate commerce. In 1938, this applied to roughly 11.0 million workers out of a total of 54.9 million workers. The minimum wage was set at $0.25 per hour... 1961 -- Amendments to the minimum wage law extend coverage primarily to employees in large ret...
  • Increase In Minimum Wage
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    Minimum Wage In the United States Minimum Wage is approaching record lows. Even with recent increases inflation is one of the main reasons that workers are being paid less for labor than they were back in the Seventies. There are about 3 million workers in the United States that worked full time year round last year and still fell below the National poverty level. If everyone earns exactly the same amount of money, then the income distribution would be perfectly equal. If no one earns any money ...
  • Mal Distribution Of Wealth In The 1920's
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    The Great Depression The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in U.S. history, and one, which spread to virtually all of the industrialized world. The depression began in late 1929 and lasted for about a decade. Many factors played a role in bringing about the depression; however, the main cause for the Great Depression was the combination of the greatly unequal distribution of wealth throughout the 1920's, and the extensive stock market speculation that took place during the latte...
  • Effects Of The Increasing Labour Cost
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    Table of Contents Ch. Section Page Introduction 31 Economic efficiency of minimum wages 3 - 42 The effect on unemployment 43 The effect on use and cost of capital in production 44 The effect on cost of production and inflation 45 The effect on productivity 46 The effect on international competitiveness 47 The consequence for long-term sustainable economic growth and stability 4 - 58 The social consequence 59 Wage discrimination 510 Suggestions on dealing with unemployment 511 Literature consulte...
  • Increased Minimum Wage
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    Should Minimum wage be increased? Introduction For many decades now, there has been heated debates concerning minimum wages and increases in those wages. Most people have a tendency to assume that when the minimum wage is increased people will benefit. They do not stop to think of the consequences that come from minimum wage increases. The general population merely assumes that people should make an adequate amount of income and never stop to consider the consequences, nor do they stop to consid...
  • Raise In Minimum Wage
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    Econ 102 - Research Paper " The Minimum-Wage Controversy " The Minimum-Wage Controversy When receiving paychecks, most employees will agree that one can never be paid enough, however, their employers may disagree with that statement and believe that they are getting paid far greater than they are entitled to. Thus creating a conflict between minimum wages. Minimum wage is the least amount of money that an employer may pay their employees. The federal minimum wage that is experienced by many memb...
  • Anti Business Policy Of The Livable Wage
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    The living wage movement is an economic reform movement that has become one of the most important public policy issues that has come up within the last 10 years. Although there is no single definition, it is often defined as an hourly salary that allows working families of four to have an income that is above the federal poverty line. This means that the livable wage laws often stipulate that hourly wages should be two to three times above the federal Mininum wage. However, unlike the Mininum wa...
  • Increase In The Minimum Wage
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    Minimum Wages It sounds simple raise the minimum wage, reward hard work, and strike a blow against the society's inequalities. It's an emotional argument that blurs out the truth and make's people forget one important economic lesson: There's no such thing as a free lunch. The minimum wage has not been increased since the industrial welfare commission raised it to $4.25 an hour. The IWC and the legislature have not agreed since that time that any additional increase is justified because of Calif...
  • Vote For The Raise For The Firefighters
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    Fireman's wage must increase steadily more than payments of other public servants because of the everyday risk of their families Senator Schumer. Vote for the raise for the firefighters, and you will pay for it with increased rates for city services. John Grady. I dont know that the firefighters can justify their demands for a 10 percent increase, but I do know I personally am not going to accept threats and cheap political rhetoric from the city Kommisars as a basis for voting for the citys las...
  • Let's Look At Military Pay
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    MILITARY DESERVES INCREASED PAY Today's armed forces do more by five am than anyone in the world. Military deserves increased pay because we do more with less, especially during time of war. I am a veteran. I am currently in the United States Navy. I am on call twenty- four hours a day, and seven days a week, including holidays without holiday pay. Today I will share with you some of the reasons why military should receive increased pay. Our men and women of the armed forces are struggling to su...
  • 40 Cent An Hour Minimum Wage
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    On Saturday, June 25, to avoid pocket vetoes 9 days after congress had adjourned, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed 121 bills. Among those bills was a landmark latin the nation's social and economic development-Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. Against a history of judicial opposition, the depression born FLSA had survived, not unscathed, more than a year of congressional altercation. In its final form, the act applied to industries whose combined employment represented only about one-fifth...
  • Increase In Minimum Wages
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    Every nation in this world has specific ideas and beliefs associated with it. The French are associated with wine and fine food, while Italy is known for their geographic beauty. Up until 70 or so years ago the words Lassie Faire went hand and hand with the United States. Lassie Faire, or free market, was one of the major ideals that propitiated the foundation of this nation. Yet in the mid 1930's the Federal Government pushed into law the Fair Labor Standards Act there by betraying the American...

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